Sakima Smith

Sakima Smith, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Appointments: (614) 293-7677

About Me

I am a heart-failure transplant cardiologist, and I believe that the gift of life is truly amazing. I am particularly interested in working with patients that are critically ill and working together towards improving their quality of life.

I am a firm believer in providing individualized care to my patients. I take this approach in the clinic and when I'm designing new translational research projects.

I enjoy working at a large academic medical center such as The Ohio State University because I am able to interact with world leaders in different fields of study. I am constantly provided with opportunities to be educationally engaged.

In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, spending time with my family, traveling and attending Ohio State football games.

Highlights

  • Associate program director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program, 2015
  • James V. Warren Fellowship Research Award, 2014
  • Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Development Grant, 2015
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation in 2014

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Transplantation
  • Coronary Care Units
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Temple University School of Medicine
5/18/2006

Residency

Internal Medicine
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
6/21/2006 - 6/22/2009

Fellowships

Cardiovascular Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012

Heart Failure
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/24/2009

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)
10/13/2016

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
11/2/2012

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Smith has reported no relationships with companies or entities.